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Accelerating Reading Progress with High Effect Size – Part 3: Fluency Influences

Don’t leave fluency behind — it matters more than you think Congrats, literacy leaders! You’ve officially made it halfway through the Latest in Literacy blog’s series on high-impact influences that accelerate reading. You’re just in time, no doubt, to tweak your schools’ trajectories before spring benchmarking and EOY assessments. In our previous article, you zoomed …

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Accelerating Reading Progress with High Effect Size – Part 2: Comprehension Influences

Racing toward assessments, literacy leaders can strategically accelerate reading — now! In our previous article, we dipped into the deep well of research studied by John Hattie in his groundbreaking meta-analyses, called Visible Learning. Today, you’ll dive deeper into one of the most important aspects of successful literacy. In fact, it might be the most …

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For the LOVE of reading: A 4-part series with ideas to help develop strong literacy skills (Part 1 of 4)

Educators, parents and caregivers, literacy experts, and school leaders: This series is for you! Kids Read Now is thrilled to present this series on developing strong literacy skills from guest author Dr. Wendy Strickler, Assistant Professor in Reading Science and Director of Teacher Advancement Programs at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Decades of …

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Poetry: My Story

In 1994, my 6-year-old son Nicholas failed first grade. Testing revealed he could read ten words, showed no strengths, and had a low IQ. The prognosis was dire, his future bleak. Finally, the diagnostician called him: “The worst child I’ve seen in twenty years of teaching.” I had the option to remove my son from …

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